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Democracy Now! Friday, January 16, 2004


Published January 16, 2004


Headlines
Iraqi Protesters: No, No USA. Yes, Yes For Elections"
Iowa Polls: Dean, Kerry, Edwards, Gephardt In Near Tie
Boeing & Halliburton To Reap Billions Off Space Program
Israel to Resume Assassinating Hamas Members
U.S. Refuses To Release Boys Held At Guantanamo
Ex-Nixon Aide Suggests Bush Should Be Impeached
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Riot Police Storm Indigenous Town in Mexico Leaving Two Dead, Dozens Wounded
The people of Tlalnepantla, south of Mexico City, declared themselves autonomous and seized the town hall after the state government rejected the traditional democratic process of selecting the town mayor. We go to Mexico to speak with an independent reporter living in Morelos.

Bush Booed by Protesters at Martin Luther King's Grave
President Bush visited the grave of Rev Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Atlanta to pay tribute to the civil rights leader on the 75th anniversary of his birthday. Tight security accompanying Bushs visit limited access to visitors. We go to Atlanta to speak with the Rev. James Orange.

Iowa Race in Four-Way Dead Heat
New poll figures show former Vermont governor Howard Dean, Senators John Kerry and John Edwards and Congressman Richard Gephardt in a virtual four-way dead heat three days before the Iowa caucus. We speak with The Nation magazines John Nichols.

Mississippi's #1: Corporate Crime Reporter Ranks Most Corrupt State Governments
A new report examined the most corrupt state governments. The top 10? Mississippi, North Dakota, Louisiana, Alaska, Illinois, Montana, South Dakota, Kentucky, Florida and New York.

U.S. Accused of Lying About Its Troops Killing Journalists in Iraq
Reporters Without Frontiers has issued a new report titled Two Murders And a Lie examining the Pentagons handling of the killing by the U.S. of two foreign journalists at the Palestine Hotel in Iraq on April 8.

From Iraq to Afghanistan: An Italian Doctor Talks About Treating the Civilian Victims of the War on Terror
The founder of the humanitarian group Emergency, Dr. Gino Strada, discusses the impact of sanctions on Iraqs medical system and the U.S. use of landmines and cluster bombs.

100,000 In Bombay For 2004 World Social Forum
As the World Social Forum kicks off in India, we go to Bombay to speak with an independent reporter about the international movement against globalization.


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